As you know, federal sequestration that went into effect March 1, 2013 will have an effect on child care in New York State that is yet to be determined.
At this time we know that approximately $5 million will be reduced from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services discretionary portion of the CCDF grant, but exactly which programs will be cut and to what extent are still unknown.
If any money is to be restored our federal Representatives and Senators really have the power at this moment, as proven by the legislation to ease the air-traffic delays that sailed through both houses of Congress late last week.
Find your member of Congress and contact information for our U.S. Senators here: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
In addition, advocacy to state representatives should still be ongoing. State representatives can discuss the issue with all departments of government.
Thank you for your attention to this issue and please let me know if you have any questions.
Senior Policy Associate
(518) 690-4217 ex. 32